Ok, so I know it's customary to want your children to have more than you had, and be more successful than you were...blah blah blah. But c'mon...really?! Does this have to extend to the "things" department too?
We have been struggling with what to get our kids for Christmas. Braden wants anything he lays eyes on, and my beautiful daughter wants a DSi. Braden will be very easy to buy for this year. Anything related to sports, cars, action heroes, Buzz Lightyear, or Lightening McQueen will do. But I am afraid that my daughter will learn a new vocabulary word this year: disappointment.
I refuse to buy my 6 year old a Nintendo DSi!! Call me crazy, but I do not think that children her age need something of that caliber. That ranks right up with my views on kids having TV's in their bedrooms, battery-operated cars to tool around in, cell phones before they are old enough to pay for them on their own, and meth labs in their playrooms.
Now...I know that some parents are just fine with most of these things (minus the make your own meth lab kit I hope), but Jason and I agree wholeheartedly on these items not being appropriate. Of course, I also said that I would never own a mini van too....
So where does that leave me? Basically stuck with NO ideas for a "big" gift for my 6 year old daughter that I deem as reasonable, and that she would love. I am half-temped to go through the mountains of things they already own and wrap some of it up. $10 says they have forgotten they even own some of it!